Location: Northwest Irrigation and Soils Research
Project Number: 2054-21220-004-02-N
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement
Start Date: Jun 15, 2011
End Date: Dec 31, 2015
To determine mode of inheritance of beet curly top ("BCT") disease and conduct molecular genetic analysis using DNA markers using seed supplied by Cooperator SESVanderHave. To investigate BCT virus accumulation in populations using ELISA.
The cooperator will provide seeds for two sugar beet populations segregating for beet curly top. The ARS will grow the two populations in the greenhouse and individually inoculate the plants with viruliferous hoppers. The cooperator and ARS will collect leaf samples for DNA analysis and ELISA. The ARS and the cooperator’s scientist will collect phenotypic data. Data analysis will be conducted by both parties.